Ofsted celebrates exceptional school leaders

 Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has today written letters to 3 exceptional school leaders to congratulate them on their success in supporting significant improvement in other schools, as well as their own.

During the last few months, Sir Michael has asked inspectors to nominate leaders who have been instrumental in raising standards and improving the prospects of youngsters in previously under-performing schools. Today’s letters are the first to be issued as part of this new initiative to recognise exceptional system leadership.

Sir Michael said:

I’m very pleased to celebrate the achievements of these 3 exceptional leaders.

They have all taken risks, put themselves out there and spread good practice beyond their own schools. They are reformers who have turned their ambitions for success into reality, and raised standards for children not only at their own schools, but at other schools nearby.

We need more great leaders in our education system. By recognising these three people, I hope others will be inspired to follow their example and take every step necessary to improve the prospects and life chances of children in their own schools and in others.

The 3 exceptional leaders are:

Sir Michael will continue to write to exceptional leaders throughout the year, and the names of every recipient will be published in Ofsted’s 2016 Annual report on education and skills.

Today’s letters have also been sent to the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan.

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